Be it Hollywood or Bollywood, periodic movies have always been an integral part of film industry. These movies not only entertain viewers but also give the glimpse of historical events, tragedies and mesmerizing past to enhance their knowledge. Here Dr. Prem suggest a list of historical Bollywood movies that takes us back to the rich and scintillating past:
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Released in 1957, was a legendry movie starring Prithviraj Kapoor, the beautiful Madhubala, Nigar Sultan, and Durga Khote. The director of this movie, K. Asif, tried his level best to highlight the true story of a prince and a court dancer. In this movie, a rift between the Mughal emperor Akbar and his son Jaahangeer took place because of a court dancer, as the price falls in love with her.
This was another epic movie based on a sixteenth century love story of a Mughal emperor and a Rajpoot princess. Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachan and one of the leading actors of Bollywood Hrihtik Roshan played the characters of Jodha and Akbar respectively in the epic movie. Released in 2008, “Jodha Akbar” was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker who has many other successful periodic movies to his credit.
The legend of Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh was a freedom fighter who fought against the British rule and got death sentence for his bravery. Rajkumar Santoshi, director of the movie, tried to depict the role of Bhagat Singh in the freedom of the country. Released in 2002, Ajay Devgan was in the lead role in the movie.
Lagaan: Once upon a time in India
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Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, this movie has a strong starcast with Amir Khan, Gracy Singh, Paul Blackthorne, and Rachel Shelley in lead roles. Not actually based on a true story, this movie highlights the atrocities of the British rule in India. Lagaan was a perfect blend of romance, action, and drama that make it a four-hour movie worth tolerating.
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Mangal Pandey was another freedom fighter who raised his voice against the British rule and led the 1857 revolt. Directed by Ketan Mehta, the movie has Amir Khan in the lead role. Released in 2005, this movie was a great comeback for one of the most successful actors, Amir Khan, in Bollywood. In the movie, Amir played the role of a sepoy who raised arms against the British rule in 1857 and remembered as the first war of Indian independence.
Historical movies not only enhance the knowledge of viewers but also entertain them with periodic characters and screenplay. If you like to know about the rich past of the country, you should watch these movies at least once in your life.